To help support Australians affected by breast cancer, The Waves Netball Club will be donning their pinkest socks this weekend for a charity fundraiser event.
The club, in conjunction with other local sporting organisations, is hosting a Pink Sports Day on Saturday, 17August.
“The aim of the Pink Sports Day is to get behind Breast Care Network Australia (BCNA) to raise much needed funds to support Australians with breast cancer,” The Waves Netball Club secretary Kim Dodd said.
“Waves Netball is asking all Waves players and their families to support this cause by purchasing a pair of pink socks and then wearing them to netball on 17 August.
“We are also selling pink cupcakes on the day to boost our fundraising.”
Breast cancer impacts many
According to Breast Care Network Australia, 53 people will be diagnosed with breast cancer every day in Australia.
More than 19,300 women and 164 men will be diagnosed this year.
Kim said it was these facts and many more that made the fundraiser an important one for the netball team to support.
“This is a women's sport and we are women helping other women,” she said.
“We want to show our support and thought this event was the perfect way to do so.
“Every dollar counts so please help us make a difference.”
Funds raised from Pink Sports Day help BCNA's work ensuring Australians diagnosed with breast cancer receive the best support, information, treatment and care.
BCNA CEO Kirsten Pilatti said hosting a Pink Sports Day presented an opportunity for all sporting communities to support local people affected by breast cancer.
“Pink Sports Day raises funds to provide support for the more than 19,500 Australians who will be diagnosed with breast cancer this year,' Kirsten said.
‘The Pink Sports Day program is proudly supported by major partner, Red Energy, which sponsors the cost for producing, providing and sending the promotional material to sporting clubs around the country volunteering their time and energies for BCNA.”
Pink sock initiative
Kim said pink socks were available to purchase at a cost $5 for players and $10 for non players, with funds going to support breast cancer research and awareness.
To find out more about getting involved, head to The Waves Netball Club Facebook page.
Alternatively, you can make a donation online here.
The Pink Sports Day will be held this Saturday from 9 am at the Bundaberg Netball Association, Enid Ethel Drive.